For over 25 years, Project H.O.P.E. (Health Outreach for Prevention and Empowerment) has worked to address the unmet health needs of our community's uninsured and underinsured residents by breaking down barriers to accessing medical care. Project H.O.P.E. began in 1993 as a parish ministry of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and offered support to parishioners and neighbors in the surrounding St. Clair Superior and Glenville communities who were struggling to receive proper health and wellness services. When the church closed in 2008, the founders of Project H.O.P.E. recognized that there was still a great need for our services; and, therefore, they applied for and received certification from the State of Ohio to operate as an independent non-profit corporation. The organization received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2009.
Project H.O.P.E. is located on the campus of St. Aloysius Catholic Church where there is an active congregation, preschool and elementary school, food distribution program (pantry and community meals), and community outreach services. As a natural community hub, the campus has provided us with a vibrant new location to continue honoring our commitment to assist residents of the St. Clair Superior and Glenville communities gain access to health care resources. The partnership with St. Aloysius Church is strong and provides a unified effort within the community. Together we address medical and personal needs for our guests.
Philosophy & Goals: Personal health and wellness education is an integral service component and woven into each program activity. Our primary focus is empowering individuals to take ownership over and manage their own personal health and wellness. Preventative education as well as education regarding controlling chronic conditions is provided. For example, if an individual attending a screening is identified as having high blood pressure, recommendations concerning diet, exercise, and proper use of medications are tailored to the individual to control and lower his/her blood pressure. Medical records are maintained to help monitor the individual’s progress as he/she continues to attend screening sessions.
Our short-term goal is to meet the immediate basic health care needs of individuals who come to us for assistance. We address the obstacles neighbors in our community are facing when trying to access health care and maintain their personal well-being and a sense of dignity. In the long-term, Project H.O.P.E.'s goal is to prevent catastrophic outcomes from untreated chronic illness and to treat acute illnesses promptly before the condition severely limits the individual's quality of life or becomes life threatening.
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